difficult child told me at visitation today that psychiatrist is going to discharge him Monday. I wouldn't put a lot of steak into that except that's exactly how this happened in Dec. I asked him- "don't psychiatrist and sw ever talk?" difficult child said "No". I think I'll leave a voice mail for sw that discharge plan(s) we discussed need to be in place first. I don't know what I'll do if she can't get them in place- I can also ask her to give me recommendations in writing and file them with my chins petition, I guess. I'm worried though that the courts won't even accept a chins petition if not put in by PO. I can't "not pick up" difficult child if he's discharged- insurance won't pay for him to stay in psychiatric hospital if psychiatrist is ready to discharge him. I'm worried too that this is starting to look like PO might not recommend difficult child to get any further help and one sw told me that if po recommends difficult child be turned over to state that that's what will happen. PO told me last week that the county would not pay for him to get more treatment. Never mind that the county has noot paid for ANY of his treatment, no dr's appts, medications, insurance, anything. Apparently, around here a chins for services just means the judge orders the kid and parent to get the services, not that the county will pay for them. On another note- there was a teen up there that difficult child says is in for "anger issues" and that had to be restrained and physically taken back to the ward one day after his family checked him out for a visitation. You can do that, but you have to stay on the grounds and it has to be kept within the stated visitation hours. Apparently the kid had gone ballistic and refused to go back to the ward. Anyway, difficult child says they are all on nicotine patches to quit smoking. Well, today I checked difficult child off the ward to take him to the hospital McD's to eat and the dad gave this kid his cell phone and a pack of cigs (both against the rules) and the kid went outside and smoked while on the phone and the dad sat in McD's and read his newspaper. difficult child said the teen had told him that he was going to call a friend and ask him to bring a joint to him. Am I the only person that wonders why that dad is bothering to keep his kid in the psychiatric hospital? I wouldn't be willing to pay the deductible if I wasn't willing to maake the kid follow the rules and comply with the program. When we passed each other going back to the ward, the teen just had a big smirk on his face. I checked difficult child's pockets in the elevator to make sure the kid hadn't passed a cig to difficult child. It just looks to me that the kid is used to getting whatever he wants from his dad and then gets mad if his dad ever says "no". I don't see how putting him in psychiatric hospital and continuing to give him whatever he wants is going to change that.